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Bride of Re-Animator (1989)

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Doctors Herbert West and Dan Cain discover the secret to creating human life and proceed to create a perfect woman from dead tissue.


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David Gale ...
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Nurse Shelley (as Irene Forrest)
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Mary Sheldon ...
Marge Turner ...
Johnny Legend ...
David Bynum ...
Noble Craig ...
Kim Parker ...


In Peru, Dr. Herbert West and Dr. Dan Cain are medical volunteers in a civil war with the assistant Francesca Danelli and they are researching how to create human life from dead tissue using wounded soldiers as guinea pigs. They return to Miskatonic Hospital and Dan treats a terminal patient, Gloria, and gets close to her. When the snoopy Lt. Leslie Chapham investigates the Miskatonic Massacre, he learns that body parts are missing in the morgue, and Herbert and Dan become his prime suspects. But Herbert kills the lieutenant and revives him with the serum. Meanwhile, Dr. Graves finds the head of Dr. Carl Hill and the green substance that the deceased doctor stole from Herbert, and uses the serum to resurrect Dr. Hill's head. When Gloria dies, Herbert and Dan use her head, with Meg's heart and parts of other women to create the perfect woman. But Lt. Chapham teams up with Dr. Hill to seek revenge against the crazy scientists. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

8 July 1990 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

La novia de Re-Animator  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


A few years earlier Kathleen Kinmont (Gloria) was in Fraternity Vacation in which she did the infamous scene with Barbara Crampton (Meg in Re-Animator). See more »


When Dan is trying to break down the door of the lab, the first time he slams into it, the two lights on either side of the door flicker, emphasizing the fake wall with the lights loosely attached. See more »


Dr. Herbert West: [to Hill's head] You're a dead... head!... and a no... body!
[knocks over Hill's head with a severed arm and laughs]
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Crazy Credits

Among others the credits thank Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, the author of the original Frankenstein novel. See more »


Followed by Beyond Re-Animator (2003) See more »

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A good sequel!
8 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Herbert West and his reluctant sidekick, Dr. Cain, return for another fun, gory round of bringing back the dead in bits and pieces. This time, West cons Cain into an attempt to rebuild his late girlfriend, using her preserved brain and body parts scrounged from the local hospital. From here on in, this film is like a contemporary "Bride of Frankenstien", except the special effects (I love the stop-motion "eye" spider!) are terrific and there's enough gore to please fans. A underrated sequel. See it~

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